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The Association 

person throwing a pot

Welcome to the North Queensland Potters Association

NQPA is a dedicated group of potters who work together to form a not-for-profit association in Townsville.


Our aim is to promote pottery throughout North QLD and act as a catalyst for the pottery community in the region. Our studio at 15 Flowers St., Railway Estate, is well-equipped and provides a creative environment where members and students pottery skills are nurtured.


Please browse our classes and services in the tabs above and feel free to contact us for further information. 

The Studio 

Our lovely studio is well-equipped for both wheel-throwing and hand-building and boasts a range of both electric and gas kilns. The studio spans both indoor and outdoor space allowing for various outdoor firing such as raku. Members also have access to an extensive resource library, with books available to borrow. 


Equipment includes: 

  • 13 Venco wheels 

  • Large slab roller

  • 3 gas kilns

  • 3 electric kilns

  • multiple work stations 

  • 2 extruders

  • and more... 



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picture of the committee in 2022

The committee 

Proudly introducing the NQ Potters Association Committee  2023-2024


President: Dominic Wiseman

Vice President: Yasmin King

Secretary: Baylee Griffin

Vice Secretary: Suzie Renton

Treasurer: Margret Crawford

Vice Treasurer: Sarah Hanranhan

Shop Keeper: Susan Hatherell

Grants Officer: Vacant 

Librarian: Louise Watson

Keeper of the Kilns: Edward O’Brien

Clay Supplies: Daniel White

Newsletter: Jodi Pattinson

Social Media Officer: Yasmin King

Collection: Simone Kossendey

Social Gatherer: Louise Vella-Cox

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